The chief of the US Space Force, Gen. John Raymond, insists that this department’s success is directly proportional to technological advancement. He admits that innovators need to out-think the standard culture for first-class digital services and invent quality technology. The innovation department must think fast to ensure that the US remains atop its competitors in the space technology revolution. Raymond warns that ordering satellites and other space systems are a challenge. He states that the longer it takes to finalize technological operations, the lower the chances of beating their competitors.
Raymond also laments the agencies’ inflexibility, therefore hindering the successful acquisition and transfer of systems to the right location. He advises the government to remove the bureaucratic impediments for flexibility and reliability to be realized in the space industry. After these complaints, Raymond has been tasked to go ahead and set up three agencies from the current agencies, which are under his jurisdiction. These three are Space Systems Command, Space Operations Command, and the Space Training and Readiness Command, which will be based at the Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.
The responsibilities of the Space Systems Command are to design, procure, and monitor satellites and ground systems. Additionally, this agency will acquire the launch services and recommend future technologies that can be developed. All these new operations will require at least $12 billion. This agency will be under the leadership of a three-star general. Space Systems command will not be taking over the operations of the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) but will assemble the scattered acquisition agencies to work together for efficiency. SMC’s commander, Lt. Gen. John Thompson, assured that his agency would be the Space Systems Command’s roots.
The US space industry is watching out for how the space wings will be realigned to fall under the three new field commands. Space Force’s spokeswoman Lynn Kirby reveals that space wings are liable for space launches, maintenance of space systems, and similar operations under the Space Systems Command. Satellite operators and other space stakeholders are delighted to witness authorities’ definition since they can now embark on quality delivery instead of competition for attention from the giant space facilitators.
The National Security Space Association stated that they hope the Space Force can declare the roadmap of procuring national security space systems. The agency submits that the various defense and intelligence organizations responsible for securing space systems inconvenience firms that reach out to the government to sell technologies. Finally, the Space Systems Command will create a perfect circle for space procurement wings to develop a peculiar and working culture.